Haiti earthquake was a
catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake. Its epicentre was near Léogâne,
approximately 25 km (16 miles) west of Port-au-Prince, the capital of
Haiti. The earthquake occurred at 16:53:10 local time (21:53:10 UTC) on
Tuesday, 12 January 2010, at a depth of 13 km (8.1 miles).
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